Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sniffing Out Trouble

We took a detour recently on our morning walk.  While waiting to cross a fairly busy road, something caught Mommy's attention out of the corner of her eye.  She decided we needed to have an adventure.  We went to sniff out PRAIRIE DOGS!!

We were so excited to be in a new field that at first we didn't pay any attention to the prairie dogs running around everywhere.   And there were at least a couple dozen!  Mommy took us right up to the closest burrow and we had a good sniff.  The burrows are a network of tunnels, so just when you think you're getting close, they disappear and pop up in another location.

Mommy thought I was going to be the one who would be most interested, but it was actually Dixie who was! She spotted the prairie dogs first.  There was one who wanted to play peek-a-boo with her.  It kept popping up from the same hole and "talking" to Dixie.  Prairie dogs tend to chat it up when you get close to them.  They like to send out the alert to each other.  Mommy tried her best to get a picture of that critter, but between two leashes, the cars on the busy road, and trying to operate her cell phone camera, it was tough.

It was after we had walked over to the empty lot that Mommy realized there could be other dangers here as well . . . rattle snakes, scorpions, prairie dogs with rabies, etc, etc.  You name the danger, we have it in our area!

Thankfully there were no dangers this time.  Maybe we'll have better luck sniffing out prairie dogs another day!

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